Fuel Savings Tip

Fuel Saving Tips

Fuel-Saving Tips


No one quite knows where the roller coaster of fuel prices will end up on any given day. You can insulate yourself from the impact, however, by following some astute fuel-saving tips. 

Believe it or not, the way you drive affects just how much fuel you use. At Montrose Ford of Fairlawn, we want to show you our latest tricks for cutting down on fuel usage. Discover how to economize your drive on the roads of Cleveland, Akron, and Fairlawn. Contact us today for more information!

Avoid High Speeds

The best speed for MPG depends on which car you drive. When you drive on crowded streets with lots of stopping and slowing, it stands to reason that you're using more fuel. However, driving too fast can also waste fuel.

As your speed increases, so does your aerodynamic drag-and it happens in an exponential fashion. Just by slowing from 65 MPH to 55 MPH, you can improve your gas mileage by 10 to 15 percent, which is one great reason to slow down on the highways!

So, what's the sweet spot for most cars, trucks, and SUVs? It's thought to be between 30 and 50 MPG.

No Sudden Movements

By sudden movements, we mean changes in speed. Accelerating or braking too quickly can use up more fuel than you might intend. If you anticipate traffic and ease into the appropriate speed, you can increase fuel economy by as much as 20 percent.

Keep Your Cargo Light

The heavier your vehicle is, the more fuel it takes to move forward. By ditching your unnecessary items, you can reap the rewards of a more efficient drive.

Don't Miss Scheduled Service

Routine service helps your vehicle perform better, and that could mean a boost in fuel economy. Dirty air filters, old spark plugs, and low fluid levels can all do a number on efficiency. Follow your service schedule to the tee and avoid these issues.

Limit Idling & Climate Control

Long idles keep the engine running while you're sitting in place-hardly an efficient strategy. If you plan on sitting idle for longer than a minute, it may be smarter to turn the engine off. Meanwhile, use of climate control or A/C can also cut into fuel economy. Save them for extreme temperatures. 

Shop Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

There are plenty of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles on the market these days. The Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford Fusion Energi are just two examples of fuel-efficient vehicles you may want to learn more about.

Many Ford models also offer start-stop systems, which power the engine down when you come to a full stop. Release the brakes, and the engine will power back on again. It's another great way to save on fuel.

Not ready to upgrade vehicles just yet? It can't hurt to start thinking ahead. Start researching fuel-efficient options today!

Want More Tips? Reach Out to Us

We're always happy to share our fuel-saving tips with drivers across Fairlawn, Akron, and Cleveland. If you want to learn about more tips or shop our fuel-efficient cars, then contact us at Montrose Ford of Fairlawn. We look forward to speaking with you!

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    3960 Medina Rd.
    Akron, OH 44333

    • CALL or TEXT Sales: (888) 498-8339
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Getting More Out of Every Gallon
Fuel-Savings Tips to Drive By

What's the difference between fuel economy and fuel range?

Fuel Economy: How many miles your vehicle can travel per gallon of gas

Fuel Range: How many miles your vehicle can travel between fill-ups

Let's Look At The Facts:

Consider two vehicles with different size gas tanks: 24 gal. and 12 gal.

And the same MPG: 25 MPG and 25 MPG

Car B has a shorter fuel range, meaning more frequent fill-ups: 600 miles and 300 miles.

How Can You Calculate Your Vehicle's Fuel Economy?

Suggested methods for calculating your vehicle's fuel economy can be found at the following web page: www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/MPG.do

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